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Breaking Research on HIV/AIDS Treatment: An Interview With Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H.

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    "The answer to a lot of the problems we face with HIV is _treatment_ -- treatment, in terms of what's beneficial for the individual who is infected, and what's also beneficial for the _prevention_ of HIV transmission from one person to another, or from mother to infant. On a population level, what is going to help us the most in trying to reduce the epidemic is _treatment_."
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    "I think, more and more, people are convinced that in the ideal world, if you have the money, and you have patients who are willing to take medications, that there's really a benefit to treatment at essentially _any_ stage of disease, and that we, perhaps, have been focused for too long on CD4 thresholds."
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    "By waiting until your CD4 is very low, you run the risk that you've exhausted your immune system's ability to recover, and that -- with the possible exception of these intensification ideas -- there may simply be not much that you can do about it. The answer probably _isn't_ more drugs; it's _earlier_ treatment."
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